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    PCHRA Advancing the Profession and Serving HR Professional Learning Series: Systems Thinking with DSRP, Part I - Distinctions

    Date: January 17, 2024, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Portage County HR Association (PCHRA)
    Webinar - link will be provided after registration
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    PCHRA Advancing the Profession and HR Professional Learning Series (Vitrual)
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    PCHRA is offering a new service to advance the profession and HR professionals by teaching systems thinking for HR startegy, communications, openness and safety. 

    "Systems Thinking with DSRP, Part I - Distinctions"

    ABOUT THE EVENT: This month we introduce a new service called “Advancing the Profession and Serving the HR Professional Learning Series”, a bi-monthly online event raising awareness of systems thinking. 

    This is a 12-part training exploring the systems thinking theory and methodology of DSRP facilitated by Lori Fisher, PMP PCHRA social media chair. DSRP, which stands for Distinctions, Systems, Relationships, and Perspectives, is “thinking about thinking” and helps users develop empathy and active listening skills in addition to thinking skills.

    For this event, participants can learn and earn 1 SHRM PDC.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTATION: In this presentation, Lori will share the systems thinking methodology of DSRP, a natural and practical way to improve your thinking, interactions, and learning. In this first of four sessions, Lori will present a case for improved thinking and present an overview of DSRP and cover Distinctions, which are often the source of marginalization and misunderstanding.

    This session will include illustrative explanations, and human resources and management exercises to enhance learning and work applicability. Since DSRP is “thinking about thinking”, you should be excited to know this systems thinking approach also yields empathy and active listening skills.

    Be aware people have greater confidence than competence in distinction-making; learn how to improve this skill and immediately increase the engagement of your circle.  Questions and dialogue are welcome and encouraged!    

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Lori Fisher, PMP, is President of PLS Management Consulting, an operations management consulting firm operating in Northeast Ohio. Lori helps organizations with operations management design to increase employee engagement and enhance collaboration for step-ahead outcomes. This includes fractional operations, consulting, coaching, and training services in the areas of leadership, collaboration, project management, and productive meetings. She also works with Ugandan-based NGO, YAREN Organization that supports education programs for young women and mothers from refugee populations.

    Previously, Lori enjoyed leadership success in biotech, aerospace, steel tool and steel industries, working for, and supporting both global and small-to-medium sized enterprises. Lori earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Kent State University, PMP certification from PMI, and teaching certification in Systems Thinking, Mapping, and Leadership from Cabrera Research Labs. She lives in Mantua, Ohio with her husband Bruce.

    Although this is a free online event, registeration is required.  To register for the event, select the button below.